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#111697 - 04/15/04 07:38 PM Samurai Help
HitenMitsurugi Offline
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I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a place to learn the art of the samurai. Location isn't a problem.

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#111698 - 04/16/04 02:21 AM Re: Samurai Help
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Are you referring to tee ceremony, flower arrangement, or perhaps the more violent stuff? [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/tongue.gif[/IMG]

In any case, almost everything the samurai used to do (except for *really* cutting up people with swords of course) is still practiced in some form today. As far as I know, pretty much all schools of kenjutsu were founded in "samurai times" and a lot of traditional jujutsu schools like Hontai Yoshin Ryu were practiced by the samurai. If you're really serious about it, then Japan is a good place to start looking, but many of the arts mentioned above have spread around quite a bit. Just try to avoid the worst McDojo stuff. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

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#111699 - 04/16/04 11:36 AM Re: Samurai Help
HitenMitsurugi Offline
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Thanks man. Ya, I am deffinetly serious. I want to leave in July. I just wanted to have it all set up soon. I don't know where to start looking for a good school

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#111700 - 04/16/04 11:41 AM Re: Samurai Help
HitenMitsurugi Offline
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Oh ya, The more violent stufs is the answer to your question,

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#111701 - 05/12/04 07:48 PM Re: Samurai Help
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by HitenMitsurugi:
I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a place to learn the art of the samurai. Location isn't a problem. [/QUOTE]

There is no art to the samurai. To be samurai is a way of life. You can't just learn how to fight, but how to live. The way a samurai lives is called "BUSHIDO" Learn it well.

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#111702 - 05/13/04 07:51 AM Re: Samurai Help
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No amount of training in any martial art will make you a Samurai. It was a family line. There are no more samurai, there are some decendants but they don't call them self samurai.

Bushido was a term that surfaced during peach time as a means of giving the samurai a reason to exist when there is no more war.

[This message has been edited by laf7773 (edited 05-14-2004).]

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#111703 - 05/14/04 11:46 AM Re: Samurai Help
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Hiten


Seriously not trying to be an arse, but you are planning on leaving for Japan in about a month--ie July.

You have your passport, means to support yourself in Japan (ie $$$$), lined up a place to live, you have your (really expensive) plane tickets.

But you have no place set up to train? You have no idea of a specific art that you want to train in? You have no information on various "samurai" arts?

Is that about right?

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#111704 - 05/14/04 02:40 PM Re: Samurai Help
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Are you looking to train in the states or are you talking about going to Japan? I can tell you now going to Japan for any length of time isn't all that easy. You can visit for a few weeks but in order to live there and train there you must have a job and a sponsor. In order to prevent anyone from taking valuable jobs from the japanese the job you take must involve a skill they are in short supply of.

There are good schools all over the states. Give an idea of where you are looking to live and maybe someone can tell you of a good instructor in that area. I know theer are several good schools in the San Diego/L.A. areas.

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#111705 - 05/16/04 09:29 AM Re: Samurai Help
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Itto Ogami:
There is no art to the samurai. To be samurai is a way of life. You can't just learn how to fight, but how to live. The way a samurai lives is called "BUSHIDO" Learn it well.[/QUOTE]

There is life in every breath we take, in every life we take, there is life in everything.

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#111706 - 05/16/04 09:32 AM Re: Samurai Help
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by laf7773:
there are some decendants but they don't call them self samurai.

What if you taught them the way of the Samurai? What if they picked up their honor again? Would they be Samurai then?

You may not be able to be Samurai by heritage, but you can be by your heart.

[This message has been edited by littledude (edited 05-16-2004).]

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